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Oct. 20th, 2008

Asher and Emi - engagement photo

mistressemi

Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe from my step mom, Brenda

I adjust this recipe depending on the number of people I want to feed and the
number of pies I want to freeze. It freezes beautifully. I will put the
approximate measurements in parantheses for a 9x13 pan but I really don't
measure anything.

Cook chicken parts (3-4 lbs.) in water with carrots, celery, onions, garlic
powder, pepper and salt. Chicken breast are easy but an assortment of parts
is better and will be more moist.

Cool until you can handle the chicken. This is actually better when done the
day before.

Reserve stock, throw away cooked veggies and debone chicken.

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and line the bottom of your pan.

Boil frozen assorted veggies (one to two pounds) for about five minutes and
drain well.

Top the chicken with the veggies in a solid layer.

If you have a lot of stock from the chicken boil until it is slightly reduced
and add cream of chicken soup (one to two cans). The consistency should be
about like a really thick cream soup. A few lumps from the cream of chicken
soup not dissolving is okay, if it is too thin after adding the soup you can
thicken with cornstarch.

Pour over the veggies, they should be covered to the top.

Melt some butter (one to two sticks) in the pan you just poured the soup
mixture out of and after melted add some milk (I have no idea how much, one
cup?).

Add some biscuit mix (Bisquick or Jiffy) to the milk and butter mixture (a
min of 2 cups). It should end up about the consistency of pancake batter.
Just keep whisking and adding milk. Emi and I call it the glug, glug, glug
measurement. You just add a couple of glugs at time until it looks right!
Everyone always loves the topping but it is possible to have too much. Just
experiment until you find what works for you.

Ladel the batter over the gravy mix. If you pour out of the pan it tends to
go too far into the gravy. It is better to ladel it over.

Cover the pies you are going to freeze with foil and pop into the freezer as
is. I usually cover with plastic wrap and then foil so the foil comes off
and doesn't stick into the topping.

Cook at 350 until golden brown. This is for the fresh and the frozen. Fresh
will take from 60 to 90 minutes. Frozen normally take two hours or so.
Asher and Emi - engagement photo

mistressemi

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 box fresh whole mushrooms peeled and stems removed

half a package brown and serve sausage links cut in small pieces

one fourth cup shredded American cheese

3 tablespoons margarine melted and poured into baking dish

place mushroom caps in baking dish with the margarine

place a piece of the sausage in each cap

top each with some of the shredded cheese

bake 325 for 20 minutes

Oct. 19th, 2008

Panda Love

wolfmoon123

Wylie's Ranch Egg Sandwich

This recipe was a concept that entered Wylie's head one day aand propted him to tell me his idea and make it for him. So here it is!

You need:
Two slices of bread
Olive oil
Ranch flavoring or powederd ranch dip mix
1 egg
a frying pan



1.) Soak each side of the bread in olive oil and sprinkle each side with ranch stuff.
2.) Fry up the slices till they are nicely toasted.
3.) Remove bread from pan and then crack and egg and fry up the egg in the mannor you like best.
4.) Sprinkle Ranch stuff on the egg and assemble sandwich.

*You may also add things like cheese and ham or bacon, and it still tastes good.

Enjoy!

Oct. 18th, 2008

Asher and Emi - engagement photo

mistressemi

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Recipe taken from ninjasushi with permission.

Scones
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 7 tablespoons sugar
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
* 6 tablespoons cold butter
* 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
* 3 tablespoons half-and-half
* 1 large egg

Powdered Sugar Glaze

* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* 2 tablespoons whole milk

Spiced Glaze

* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
* 2 tablespoons whole milk
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 pinch ginger
* 1 pinch ground cloves

Directions

TO MAKE THE SCONES:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.

4. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide). Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake for 14–16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

TO MAKE THE PLAIN GLAZE:

1. Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.

2. When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.

AS THAT WHITE GLAZE FIRMS UP, MAKE THE SPICED ICING:

1. Combine the ingredient for the spiced icing together. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). A squirt bottle works great for this, or you can drizzle with a whisk.

Oct. 17th, 2008

shiro

tokugawa

Scrapple

This is actually one tasty breakfast meal that is good to make and best served with scrambled eggs or eaten on an English Muffin(with grapefruit on the side).

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Oct. 16th, 2008

shiro

tokugawa

Chicken Adobo

My brother-in-law's mom(she's Filipino), used to make these for the Christmas Holidays and Birthdays but she's far away in Corpus Christi so I forgot the recipe that I have to search for something similar. I've also seen this used with Chicken Breasted and Grilled Chicken Patties served on bread and let me tell you that this is the most flavorful dishes and tastes better with Pancit(fried noodles), and of course Lumpia(egg rolls basically but uses Vietnamese rice paper to wrap the contents in and deep fried).

So here's how to make some(plus I love Asian Food as well lol):

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shiro

tokugawa

First Post: Chocolate Pizza

Well this is my first post here and I'll post a simple recipe for chocolate pizza mainly borrowed from the fabulous Giada de Laurentiis.



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